(January 1954)

Fawcett, 1945 Series
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Volume
15
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1953 ?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fawcett Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Fawcett Publication
Editing
Wendell Crowley (editor); Will Lieberson (executive editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Final issue.


And Then There Were None! (Table of Contents)

The Marvel Family / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Captain Marvel Jr. [Freddy Freeman]; Mary Marvel [Mary Batson]
Reprints

Death's Direction (Table of Contents: 1)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
John Martin
Pencils
? (header)
Inks
? (header)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Ted Cotter; Bill Cotter (Ted's Uncle, death); Mayor Benson; Andy Parker (villain, Bill's guide)
Synopsis
Ted's uncle invites Ted to go along with him and his guide on a rather secretive two-day tracking mission. When Ted sees his uncle's Geiger counter, he realizes that the secret was probably that of a uranium find. And Andy Parker was interested in that find...for himself.
Keywords
Hunter's Lodge; Moosehill (Minnesota)

Indexer Notes

On the inside front and inside back covers.

The Marvel Family Fights the Dark Curse (Table of Contents: 2)

The Marvel Family / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Costanza ?
Inks
Pete Costanza ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Captain Marvel, Jr. [Freddy Freeman]; Mary Marvel [Mary Batson]; Sterling Morris; Professor Clifton Drake; Emil Shaw (Drake's aide)
Synopsis
Billy is making a live TV broadcast of the archaeological expedition of the ancient ruins of Voodah Reef, and sees the professor discover a strange urn with a curse on it protected by a large stone idol. When a series of mysterious accidents begin to occur, everyone thinks it is the curse in action. When the Marvel Family opens the urn they discover a fake jewels inside, and discover that the professor's aide removed the real gems and replaced them with fake ones.
Keywords
Shazam; Voodah Reef; WHIZ-TV

Indexer Notes

The last appearance of Sterling Morris before Shazam! #1.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Baby Talk! (Table of Contents: 4)

Wilbur the Waiter / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Wilbur; un-named customer
Synopsis
A customer orders lamb chops and insists that the meat come from a young lamb.
Reprints

A Pain in the Neck! (Table of Contents: 5)

Colonel Corn and Korny Kobb / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Kaye
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Colonel Corn; Korny Kobb
Synopsis
The Colonel is having throat problems, so Korny suggests that he see a throat specialist.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits by Craig Delich.

If The Shoe Fits! (Table of Contents: 6)

Headline Harry / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Howard Boughner
Pencils
Howard Boughner
Inks
Howard Boughner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Headline Harry; Harry's editor; robber (villain)
Synopsis
Harry is upset that he hasn't been able to find a good story for his editor, when he is held up. The robber only finds sixty cents on Harry, but Harry opens his big mouth about the $100 in his shoe!
Keywords
The Gazabo Gazette

No. 69 (Table of Contents: 7)

The Marvel Family Puzzle Page / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Mary Marvel [Mary Batson]; Captain Marvel Jr. [Freddy Freeman]

Indexer Notes

The Marvel Family gives readers five different phrases carefully concealed in an illustration. The answers to the previous issue's puzzles are given as well.

A Whistle Stop! (Table of Contents: 8)

Rubbernose Randolph / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Art Helfant
Pencils
Art Helfant
Inks
Art Helfant
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Rubbernose Randolph; bank president
Synopsis
The bank is being evacuated by the president because he got a tip that a time bomb had been planted there, and Rubbernose, as the guard, must stay inside. The bank president does give Rubbernose a whistle and tells him to blow it if the bomb does go off.
Reprints

A Clean Cook (Table of Contents: 9)

Dizzy Daisy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Howard Boughner ?
Pencils
Howard Boughner ?
Inks
Howard Boughner ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Daisy; Uncle John
Synopsis
Daisy invites her uncle to dinner for the first time, and asks how he likes the soup. He says that it tastes peculiar, and she says that maybe it's the soap powder she put into it.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script and art credits by Craig Delich, from the Who's Who.

Then There Were None, Chapter One: One by One (Table of Contents: 10)

The Marvel Family / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Marvel Family [Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Captain Marvel Jr [Freddy Freeman]; Mary Marvel [Mary Batson]]; Professor Edgewise; Mrs. Wagner; Red O'Reilly (roomer); Leroy Marks (roomer); Jim Bellows (roomer); Jim (Policeman); Mrs. Van Arch (mention only); group of burglars (villains); group of jewel theieves (villains)
Synopsis
Billy, Freddy and Mary encourage the good Professor to get along home, but he says that he is working on a new discovery and can't. When he fails to show in time for dinner, the tenants of Mrs. Wagner's rooming house go looking for him and all but Billy and Freddy disappear. Suddenly, everyone shows up...all victims of the Professor's new invention! When jewel thieves hit the Van Arch residence, all jewels are returned except a necklace that had been given to Mary to return to Mrs. Van Arch.
Reprints
Keywords
Memory Stimulator Spray; Shazam

Chapter Two: Then There Are None (Table of Contents: 11)

The Marvel Family / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Marvel Family [Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Captain Marvel Jr. [Freddy Freeman]; Mary Marvel [Mary Batson]]; Professor Edgewise; Red O'Reilly; Leroy Marks; Jim Bellows; Mrs. Wagner; Lem Blucher [aka the Master] (villain)
Synopsis
Confronting Mary, Billy and Freddy are threatened with death by her, but they capture her and place her in a mental hospital, from which she escapes. Billy and Freddy soon discover that everybody in the boarding house has been replaced with robots, and Freddy quickly joins that group. The robots capture Billy, gather up all the money of the tenants and deliver it to their master, who forces Edgewise to finish Billy's robot. Then he attaches memory transfer caps on each of his victims in order to control them, then plans to murder the real people and use their robots to make money for him.
Reprints

Chapter Three: Robots Robots Robots (Table of Contents: 12)

The Marvel Family / comic story / 4.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Marvel Family [Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Captain Marvel Jr [Freddy Freeman]; Mary Marvel [Mary Batson]]; Professor Edgewise; Red O'Reilly; Leroy Marks; Jim Bellows; Mrs. Wagner; Lem Blucher [aka the Master] (villain)
Synopsis
Billy, Freddy, and Mary find a way to escape their own murders, change into the Marvel Family, and free each of the tenants of the boarding house from the control of Lem Blucher and his robots.
Reprints
Keywords
Shazam

Indexer Notes

Last appearances of Captain Marvel, Captain Marvel Jr., Mary Marvel, Professor Edgewise, Mrs. Wagner, Red O'Reilly, Leroy Marks, and Jim Bellows until Shazam! #1.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

I'll Give You a Watch, Air Rifle, Uke, Camera or Any of My 70 Big Prizes (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. And Then There Were None!
    The Marvel Family
  2. 1. Death's Direction
  3. 2. The Marvel Family Fights the Dark Curse
    The Marvel Family
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. Baby Talk!
    Wilbur the Waiter
  6. 5. A Pain in the Neck!
    Colonel Corn and Korny Kobb
  7. 6. If The Shoe Fits!
    Headline Harry
  8. 7. No. 69
    The Marvel Family Puzzle Page
  9. 8. A Whistle Stop!
    Rubbernose Randolph
  10. 9. A Clean Cook
    Dizzy Daisy
  11. 10. Then There Were None, Chapter One: One by One
    The Marvel Family
  12. 11. Chapter Two: Then There Are None
    The Marvel Family
  13. 12. Chapter Three: Robots Robots Robots
    The Marvel Family
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
  15. 14. I'll Give You a Watch, Air Rifle, Uke, Camera or Any of My 70 Big Prizes
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